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The Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland plastic surgery residency program was created in 1989 with the merger of each institution’s plastic surgery residency program, both accredited by the ACGME, under the leadership of Dr. Jack Hoopes at Johns Hopkins and Dr. Nelson Goldberg at the University of Maryland.

The combined program provides resident rotation experiences at all of the major teaching hospitals in the Baltimore area (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Baltimore VA Medical Center). If a major reconstructive case is going on in Baltimore, a resident in our program is participating in it. Residents also rotate at community hospital services (The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Saint Agnes Hospital, and Suburban Hospital) and several unique services including Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and The Dellon Institutes for Peripheral Nerve Surgery to maximize the breadth of their training experience.

The mission of the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Residency Program is to train residents to provide the highest quality plastic surgery care to their patients, to perform cutting edge research that will guide future patient treatment, and to become future leaders in plastic surgery for the country and the world.

The department offers two types of residency programs:

Meet current residents 

 

Integrated Residency Program

The integrated residency program, which is accredited by ACGME, is open to medical school graduates interested in specializing in plastic surgery. The residency is a seven-year program, with six clinical years. During the mandatory research year, completed between the second and third clinical years, residents conduct clinical and/or basic science research, but also have the opportunity to participate in bio-innovation or professional degree programs. Clinical time during the intern year is divided between general surgery, plastic surgery, and plastic surgery-related rotations.

Three residents will match for the 2020-21 academic year. Typically, 250 people apply. Learn more about the program curriculum, prerequisites, how to apply to the program and who to contact for more information.

  • The goal of the integrated residency program is to provide residents with a dynamic and innovative educational curriculum to mentor and train residents to become leaders in the field of plastic surgery.

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  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    The plastic surgery rotation at Johns Hopkins Bayview has a heavy emphasis on hand and wrist surgery. The plastic surgery service covers hand surgery consults and emergencies 24/7 at the medical center.

    Johns Hopkins Burn Unit
    Residents will spend time in the burn unit learning about intensive care for critically injured patients. The operative experience is focused on management of acute burn injuries and treatment of secondary deformities related to burns.

    Johns Hopkins Hospital – Edgerton Service
    The Edgerton Service is one of two primary plastic surgery services at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  The clinical focus is adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery including cleft lip/palate, cranial vault procedures, orthognathic surgery, facial reanimation and traumatic injuries. In addition, there is broad exposure to pediatric plastic surgery including burn reconstruction, pediatric hand surgery, and urogenital reconstruction.

    Johns Hopkins Hospital – Hoopes Service
    Clinical care on the Hoopes service is focused on breast reconstruction, microsurgery, and adult hand surgery.  On this service, residents learn and master microsurgical skill, performing a wide array of microsurgical procedures such as breast reconstruction, lymphedema surgery, lower extremity salvage procedures. You will work closely with other surgical specialties and learn how to manage complex reconstructive patients and how to choose and execute the most appropriate procedure on the reconstructive ladder.

    University of Maryland/Shock Trauma/Baltimore VA Rotation
    This rotation focuses on head to toe reconstruction and craniomaxillofacial trauma.  The University of Maryland experience is clinically heavy in breast and abdominal wall reconstruction.  The Shock-Trauma experience is focused on repair of acute and secondary traumatic deformities, with a heavy emphasis on craniofacial and lower extremity reconstruction.  The VA rotation has a large volume of soft tissue reconstruction following skin cancer resection, as well as general reconstruction.

  • Capitol Rotation
    Senior residents on the National Capitol Rotation will split their time between community surgical practices and Walter Reed National Medical Center. The community component heavily emphasizes aesthetic surgery.  The Walter Reed component involves head to toe reconstruction of secondary defects from battlefield injuries, as well as reconstruction of post-ablative defects.

    Chief Resident Aesthetic Rotation
    Chief Residents on this rotation will have their own cosmetic clinic where they will provide aesthetic procedures.  The experience is supplemented by elective time with community surgeons, based on resident interests (e.g. facial plastic surgery, body contouring, etc.).

    Chief Resident Regional Elective Rotation
    This structured elective rotation allows chief residents to spend two months focused on one of four core areas of plastic surgery: general reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, craniomaxillofacial surgery, or hand and lower extremity surgery.  Residents will spend two months with an intense operative experience in an area of their choice.

    Oculoplastic Surgery
    During this rotation, residents will spend two months with Michael Grant, MD, PhD, who is board certified in plastic surgery and ophthalmology.  This rotation will emphasize reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the periorbital region, including primary and secondary orbital reconstruction, eyelid reconstruction, and facial cosmetic surgery.

    Peripheral Nerve
    This one month rotation is focused on teaching the diagnostic and surgical principles related to management of patients with peripheral nerve injuries.  The resident will spend time with Dr. A. Lee Dellon and learn about surgical interventions for neuropathy, from head to toe.

    Senior Resident Elective Rotation
    PGY-5 residents are given 1 month of elective time to refine their interests in a particular area, in anticipation of post-residency career planning (fellowships, etc.).  Elective rotations may be domestic or overseas and can focus on any area of plastic surgery.

    St. Agnes Hospital
    Clinical care during this rotation is focused on primary reconstruction of post-traumatic and post-ablative deformities, as well as aesthetic surgery of the face and body. 

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Anesthesia Rotation
    Residents will spend one month rotating on the anesthesia service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. During this time, they will learn about airway management and techniques for intubation, critical care and anesthetic management of the surgical patient. 

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Dermatology Rotation
    As a junior resident, you will rotate for one month on the dermatology service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The rotation is split into general dermatology, pediatric dermatology/lasers, cosmetic dermatology (including noninvasive aesthetic procedures) and Mohs surgery. 

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Otolaryngology Rotation
    During the otolaryngology rotation, residents will be exposed to facial aesthetic surgery and head and neck reconstruction. A particular emphasis of this rotation is free tissue transfer for post-oncologic reconstruction.  

    University of Maryland: Oral and Maxillofacial Facial Surgery Rotation
    It is a goal and strength of our program that we work with our partnering specialties and exchange ideas and knowledge. You will get a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, management of secondary cleft deformities, and the principles and approach to dentoalveolar trauma. 

    Union Memorial Hospital/Curtis National Hand Center
    During this rotation blocks, residents focus solely on hand and upper extremity reconstruction and free tissue transfer.  The Curtis National Hand Center is a specialty center for management of congenital and acquired diseases of the hand and upper extremity.

  • The applicant to the integrated program must have received a M.D. or D.O. degree from an institution accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Graduates of schools of medicine from countries other than the United States or Canada must present evidence of final certification by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

  • Applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applicants are expected to participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Faculty for the residency program conducts interviews of applicants on January 6 and 7, 2017.

  • Program coordinatorRebecca Slattery
    Phone number: 410-502-7381
    Program directorScott D. Lifchez, M.D.
    Phone number: 410-550-0407
 

Independent Residency Program

The independent residency program, which is accredited by ACGME, is open to residents who have already completed a surgery residency (see Prerequisites below). This 3-year residency provides a concentrated program in plastic surgery.
It is available for residents who have satisfactorily completed a formal training program (and are board admissible or certified) in general surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, urology or oral and maxillofacial surgery (the latter requiring two years of general surgery training in addition to an M.D./DDS). Successful completion of these ACGME or ADA accredited programs fulfills the prerequisite training requirement.

Residents can officially begin a plastic surgery training program (requisite training) after completion of any of these prerequisite options, which all require confirmation by the ABPS (Evaluation of Training Form with confirmation letter regarding the acceptability of the prerequisite training for the ABPS certification process).

The program accepts one resident per year. Typically, 75 people apply.
Learn more about the curriculum, program prerequisites, how to apply to the program and who to contact for more information.

  • The goal of the independent residency program is to provide residents with a dynamic and innovative education curriculum to mentor and train residents to become leaders in the field of plastic surgery

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  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    The plastic surgery rotation at Johns Hopkins Bayview has a heavy emphasis on hand and wrist surgery. The plastic surgery service covers hand surgery consults and emergencies 24/7 at the medical center.

    Johns Hopkins Burn Unit
    Residents will spend time in the burn unit learning about intensive care for critically injured patients. The operative experience is focused on management of acute burn injuries and treatment of secondary deformities related to burns.

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Edgerton Service
    The Edgerton Service is one of two primary plastic surgery services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The clinical focus is adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery, including cleft lip/palate, cranial vault procedures, orthognathic surgery, facial reanimation and traumatic injuries. In addition, there is broad exposure to pediatric plastic surgery, including burn reconstruction, pediatric hand surgery and urogenital reconstruction.

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Hoopes Service
    Clinical care on the Hoopes Service is focused on breast reconstruction, microsurgery and adult hand surgery. On this service, residents learn and master microsurgical skill, performing a wide array of microsurgical procedures, such as breast reconstruction, lymphedema surgery and lower extremity salvage procedures. You will work closely with other surgical specialties to learn how to manage complex reconstructive patients and choose and execute the most appropriate procedure on the reconstructive ladder.

    University of Maryland/Shock Trauma/Baltimore VA Rotation
    This rotation focuses on head-to-toe reconstruction and craniomaxillofacial trauma. The University of Maryland experience is clinically heavy in breast and abdominal wall reconstruction. The Shock Trauma experience is focused on repair of acute and secondary traumatic deformities, with a heavy emphasis on craniofacial and lower extremity reconstruction. The VA rotation has a large volume of soft tissue reconstruction following skin cancer resection, as well as general reconstruction.

  • Chief Resident Aesthetic Rotation
    Chief residents on this rotation will have their own cosmetic clinic, where they will provide aesthetic procedures. The experience is supplemented by elective time with community surgeons based on resident interests, e.g., facial plastic surgery, body contouring, etc.

    Chief Resident Regional Elective Rotation
    This structured, elective rotation allows chief residents to spend two months focused on one of four core areas of plastic surgery: general reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, craniomaxillofacial surgery, or hand and lower extremity surgery. Residents will spend two months with an intense operative experience in an area of their choice.

    Oculoplastic Surgery
    During this rotation, residents will spend two months with Michael Grant, who is board certified in plastic surgery and ophthalmology. This rotation will emphasize reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the periorbital region, including primary and secondary orbital reconstruction, eyelid reconstruction, and facial cosmetic surgery.

    National Capital Consortium 
    Senior residents on the National Capital Consortium will split their time between community surgical practices and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The community component heavily emphasizes aesthetic surgery. The Walter Reed component involves head-to-toe reconstruction of secondary defects from battlefield injuries and reconstruction of post-ablative defects.

    Peripheral Nerve
    This one-month rotation is focused on teaching the diagnostic and surgical principles related to management of patients with peripheral nerve injuries. The resident will spend time with A. Lee Dellon and learn about surgical interventions for neuropathy, from head to toe.

    Senior Resident Elective Rotation
    PGY-5 residents are given one month of elective time to refine their interests in a particular area in anticipation of postresidency career planning (fellowships, etc.). Elective rotations may be domestic or overseas and can focus on any area of plastic surgery.

    St. Agnes Hospital
    Clinical care during this rotation is focused on primary reconstruction of post-traumatic and post-ablative deformities, as well as aesthetic surgery of the face and body. 

    Union Memorial Hospital/Curtis National Hand Center
    During this rotation block, residents focus solely on hand and upper extremity reconstruction and free tissue transfer. The Curtis National Hand Center is a specialty center for management of congenital and acquired diseases of the hand and upper extremity.

  • Residents who have satisfactorily completed a formal training program (and are board admissible or certified) in general surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, urology or maxillofacial surgery (the latter requiring two years of general surgery training in addition to an M.D./DDS) can begin a plastic surgery training program. Successful completion of these ACGME or ADA accredited programs fulfills the prerequisite training requirement. Confirmation by the ABPS (Evaluation of Training Form) with confirmation letter regarding the acceptability of the prerequisite training for the ABPS certification process.

  • Applicants to the independent program must apply through the San Francisco matching program. The faculty conducts interviews of applicants in March.

  • Program coordinator: Rebecca Slattery
    Phone number: 410-502-7381
    Program director: Scott D. Lifchez, M.D.
    Phone number: 410-550-0407
 

Meet Our Residents

Group of residents.

Residents with The Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are trained to exemplify excellence in their patient care, innovative treatment procedures and cutting-edge research. Learn more about our residents.

Chief Residents

 
  • Jessica Ballou, MD, MPH (Independent)

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC
    Undergraduate Education: Duke University
    Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Residency: General Surgery, Oregon Health Science University
    Master of Public Health: University of Texas Health Science Center
    Interests: Jessica's professional interests focus on burn and trauma reconstruction with an emphasis on incorporating surgical palliative care. Jessica enjoys cooking, Sunday brunches, listening to too many Podcasts, and being in the mountains with her family.

    Jessica Ballou, MD, MPH (Independent)
  • Chris Frost, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan
    Medical School: University of Michigan
    Interests: Professionally, Chris is interested in hand surgery and bioengineering. In his leisure time he enjoys running, travel, cooking and college football.

    Chris Frost, MD (Integrated)
  • Nima Khavanin, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Davie, Florida
    Undergraduate Education: Harvard University
    Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Interests: Nima plans to pursue a fellowship in microsurgery with a particular interest in functional lower extremity reconstruction, lymphedema, and oncologic/traumatic craniofacial reconstruction. His hobbies include traveling, reading, photography, cooking/fine dining, and whisky.

    Nima Khavanin, MD (Integrated)
  • Franca Kraenzlin, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Rye, New York
    Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University
    Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Interests: Franca enjoys sailing, biking, skiing and traveling.

    Franca Kraenzlin, MD (Integrated)
  • Wilmina N. Landford, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts
    Undergraduate Education: Mount Holyoke College
    Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
    Interests: Photojournalism, international cuisines, DIY projects, basketball, golf and deep sea/surf fishing are among Wilmina's interests.

    Wilmina N. Landford, MD (Integrated)
 

Postgraduate Year Five

  • Nicholas Calotta, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Randolph, NJ
    Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Interests: Nick enjoys spending time with family and friends. He's also a big time New York sports fans (Yankees and Jets) but really like playing/watching pretty much any sport-he's process of picking up golf with very mixed results. Beyond that, he's always told himself he'd try any food at least once.

    Nicholas Calotta, MD (Integrated)
  • Chelsea Harris, MD (Independent)

    Hometown: Wilder, VT
    Undergraduate Education: Brown University
    Medical School: University of Vermont
    Residency: University of Maryland, General Surgery
    Research Fellowship: Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan
    Interests: Chelsea's research interests center on how to best identify patient preferences, integrate those preferences into care, and build a health care workforce capable of meeting patients' diverse needs. Chelsea enjoys stick sports of any variety, hiking with her family, and taking friendly board games far too seriously

    Chelsea Harris, MD (Independent)
  • Hillary Jenny, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
    Undergraduate Education: MIT
    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Master of Public Health: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Interests: Hillary enjoys travel, global health, yoga, spin, music, and trying any and all new foods/restaurants

    Hillary Jenny, MD (Integrated)
  • Melanie Major, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
    Undergraduate Education: Stanford University
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Interests: Melanie enjoys traveling, hiking, scuba diving, swimming, spinning, cooking and trying new restaurants in Baltimore.

    Melanie Major, MD (Integrated)
  • Amy Quan, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Cupertino, CA
    Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College
    Master of Public Health: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Interests: Amy's interests include live music and theater, trying new restaurants, sampling documentaries and podcasts and travel.

    Amy Quan, MD (Integrated)
 

Postgraduate Year Four

  • Chao Long, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Undergraduate Education: Princeton University
    Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
    Interests: Chao's professional interests include tissue engineering and global health research. In her free time, she enjoys travel, yoga, hiking, and exploring new neighborhoods, all preferably in the company of friends and family.

    Chao Long, MD (Integrated)
  • Matthew Louis, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Wichita, KS
    Undergraduate Education: Baylor University, Waco, TX
    Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Interests:Outside the hospital, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, gardening, exercising, and walking his dog.

    Matthew Louis, MD (Integrated)
  • John (JD) Luck, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Appleton, WI
    Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Interests: JD’s interests include watching and rooting for the Green Bay Packers, working on home renovation and construction projects, and traveling.

    John (JD) Luck, MD (Integrated)
  • Alexander Sun, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
    Undergraduate Education: Duke University
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Interests: Alex's academic interests include plastic surgery, biomedical/tissue engineering and global health. Outside of medicine, he enjoys working out, road trips, hiking, photography, cooking, and dessert.

    Alexander Sun, MD (Integrated)
  • Scott Sylvester, MD (Independent)

    Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
    Undergraduate Education: Emory University 
    Medical School: St. George's University
    Residency: University of Florida- Jacksonville
    Any other degrees and where you received them: Burn Surgery Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University 
    Interests:  Outside of medicine, his interests include hiking with his wife, McKenna, and dog, Maverick, playing soccer and golf, and trying new foods/restaurants. 
    Scott Sylvester, MD (Independent)
 

Postgraduate Year Three

  • Patrick Keller, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
    Undergraduate Education: University of Southern California
    Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Research Fellowship: Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU
    Interests: Patrick enjoys learning about all aspects of plastic surgery, with a particular interest in transgender, hand and aesthetic surgery. You can usually find him listening to music, and he even still enjoys playing saxophone in his spare time. At home, Patrick loves spending time with his wife, Luci, and their cat and dog. They love to cook, go on local hikes, and do home improvement projects.

    Patrick Keller, MD (Integrated)
  • Christopher Lopez, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: New York, NY
    Undergraduate Education: Baruch College- The City University of New York
    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Research Fellowship: Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU
    Interests: Chris’ academic interests include craniomaxillofacial reconstruction, microvascular surgery, tissue engineering, public health, and mentorship. Outside of work, he enjoys basketball, running, cooking, reading, and watching the Colombian national soccer team.

    Christopher Lopez, MD (Integrated)
  • Visakha Suresh, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Plano, Texas
    Undergraduate Education: Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering (double major in biomedical engineering and biology, minor in chemistry)
    Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
    Interests: Visakha’s academic interests include hand and peripheral nerve surgery, translational research with a focus in biomedical and tissue engineering, microsurgery, and resident and medical student education. Outside of the hospital, she can be found hiking along the Appalachian trail, traveling, baking all sorts of sweet treats for friends and family, and adopting as many animals as her fiancé will allow (current count is two dogs and a cat).

    Visakha Suresh, MD (Integrated)
  • Cecil Qiu, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Richland, WA
    Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College
    Medical School: Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
    Graduate School: NA
    Interests: Cecil is interested in all fields of plastic surgery and in the business of medicine. He is spending his lab year as MD Fellow with BridgeBio working on drug development for rare diseases. In his free time, he enjoys exploring Maryland on his bike, learning to cook, and training his new puppy Roscoe.

    Cecil Qiu, MD (Integrated)
 

Research Year

  • Ledibabari (Millie) Ngaage, MA Cantab MB BChir (Integrated)

    Ledibabari (Millie) Ngaage, MA Cantab MB BChir (Integrated)
  • William Padovano, MD, MPHS (Integrated)

    Hometown: Vernon Hills, IL
    Undergraduate Education: Washington University in St. Louis
    Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
    Interests: William’s academic interests include hand and peripheral nerve surgery, biomedical engineering, and surgical education. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and hiking.

    William Padovano, MD, MPHS (Integrated)
  • Kristen Pan, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
    Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University
    Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Research Fellowship: National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program
    Interests: Kristen is interested in pursuing a career in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. Outside of medicine, Kristen enjoys traveling, live music and theater, baking, college football, and spending time with her family.

    Kristen Pan, MD (Integrated)
 

Postgraduate Year Two

  • Carolyn Drogt, MD, MHS

    Hometown: North Saint Paul, MN
    Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University
    Graduate School: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Interests: Carolyn’s academic interests include craniofacial and trauma reconstruction, microsurgery, and global surgery. Outside of medicine, Carolyn enjoys traveling, playing tennis, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

    Carolyn Drogt, MD, MHS
  • Kitae (Eric) Park, MD

    Hometown: Austin, TX
    Undergraduate Education: Northwestern University
    Medical School: New York Medical College
    Interests: Eric enjoys learning about all areas of plastic surgery. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exercising, and exploring the Baltimore food scene.

    Kitae (Eric) Park, MD
  • Ashwathi (Abbee) Mohan, MD

    Hometown: San Antonio, TX
    Undergraduate Education: Texas A&M University, College-Station, TX
    Medical School: Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
    Interests: Professional Interests: Nerve and Microsurgery, Research Interests: Extracellular matrix regulation in wound healing, Cellular mechanosignaling, Outside of work: Coffee and food, Hiking, Spending time with my dog and husband
    Ashwathi (Abbee) Mohan, MD, PhD
 

Postgraduate Year One

  • Jonlin Chen, MD

    Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
    Undergraduate Education: Cornell University
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Interests: Jonlin is interested in learning about all aspects of plastic surgery. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring all things food-related, including writing Yelp reviews for local restaurants and cooking delicious meals.
    Jonlin Chen, MD
  • Josh Puthumana, MD

    Hometown: Sparks, Maryland
    Undergraduate Education: Georgetown University
    Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Interests: Oncologic Reconstruction, Burn Reconstruction, Adipose, Global Surgery
    Josh Puthumana, MD
  • Krissia Rivera Perla, MD, MPH, ScM

    Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador & Silver Spring, Maryland
    Undergraduate Education:  Brown University
    Medical School:  The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Any other degrees and where you received them:  MPH – Harvard T.H Chan & ScM – Brown University
    Interests: Craniofacial, Microsurgery, and Peripheral Nerve. Hobbies: Running, gardening, drums, music production, immigration advocacy, and public health.
    Krissia Rivera Perla, MD, MPH, ScM
  • Robert P. Lesko, MD

    Hometown: Easton, CT
    Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University
    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Interests: Bobby is interested in all aspects of plastic surgery, especially craniofacial and aesthetic surgery. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys golf, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
    Robert P. Lesko, MD
 
 

Resident Events

See the department calendar for dates of specific events, including workshops and grand rounds programming.

  • Current and alumni residents and faculty members are invited every two years to celebrate the legacy of Johns Hopkins’ Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This special day is dedicated to celebrating our rich tradition of excellence and sharing updates on all that has occurred since we became an independent department in 2010. This unique event unites multiple generations of Johns Hopkins-trained plastic surgeons and introduces alumni to our current residents and fellows. This is a full-day program with a dinner reception at the historic Maryland Club. This wonderful occasion was made even more special this past year because all four directors of plastic surgery — Milton Edgerton, John Hoopes, Paul Manson and W.P. Andrew Lee — gathered to mark the event.

  • Every year, we celebrate the achievements and training of our chief residents and fellows at the end of their training. Current residents and faculty members, along with the families of graduating residents and fellows, are invited to hear from selected faculty members and each of the graduates over a formal reception and dinner.

  • Each year, all residents are excused from clinical duties to enjoy a day of fun activities and one another’s company. Intended to foster resident camaraderie and reward their hard work, activities may include activities such as hiking, attending an Orioles game, lazy-river tubing, paintball or go-kart racing.

  • We celebrate the holiday season with a fun event featuring music, food and drinks. This event provides an opportunity for the entire department to come together and celebrate the prior calendar year and our achievements. Every year, this event is a hit!

  • Tufaro Indications Conference: Dr. Anthony Tufaro generously hosts residents and fellows at the historic Maryland Club to discuss a variety of indications topics. This is a unique opportunity for residents to receive direct mentorship and sage advice from one of our most experienced faculty members.

    Vogel/Vander Kolk Aesthetic Educational Dinners: Quarterly, two of the region’s distinguished private plastic surgeons and part-time Johns Hopkins faculty members host an evening dinner of cosmetic surgery education at the prestigious Center Club overlooking the Inner Harbor. Senior residents discuss topics pertaining to aesthetic surgery and life as a private-practice plastic surgeon.

  • Juniors Club focuses on PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents in the program. This event is organized in coordination with senior residents who are interested in mentoring. The goals are to foster small-group resident-to-resident teaching in an informal setting and to promote resident camaraderie. Each session is led by one senior resident and is focused on a specific topic pertinent to juniors — consults, operative autonomy, splinting, grant writing, etc. The department generously provides food for the event.

  • We review the most recent and interesting literature in microsurgery at the Microsurgical Journal Club. The Hoopes Service attendings, microsurgery fellows, rotating residents, medical students and research fellows are invited to be presented informally and discussed ad lib over dinner. This event is generally hosted at one of the attending’s or senior resident’s homes and is a wonderful learning opportunity. It allows the hard-working Hoopes Service team to spend time together outside of the hospital.

     
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